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Viera TC-P42X5 42" 720p Plasma TV - 16:9 - HDTV - 600 Hz

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  • 42 in. VIERA Plasma HDTV
  • 720p resolution
  • ATSC tuner
  • 16 9 widescreen
  • 600Hz sub-field drive

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TCP42X5
  • Display Size: 41.9 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Weight: 49.00 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 39.7 x 25.9 inches ; 38.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 38.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B007KD0KU0
  • Item model number: TCP42X5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,243 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 12, 2012
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Product Description

Panasonic Viera TC-P42X5 42" 720p Plasma TV - 16:9 - HDTV - 600 Hz TC-P42X5 Plasma Displays & TVs

Customer Reviews

I googled this and found that this can be a more common problem than I would have thought.
Veronica
I have no hesitation recommending this TV to anyone looking for a reasonably priced 42" TV with a very good picture quality and better than average sound.
R. White
Approximately 1 year and 6 months later the power supply starting acting weird, sometimes it would come on, sometimes not.
samuel baxter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By R. White on December 9, 2012
I've owned and sold 32, 42, 50 and 52 inch flat panel TVs over the last four years. Three Samsung's one LG and this Panasonic. Before purchasing this TV I compared this side by side with the competing Samsung 43" plasma. I made adjustments to these TVs for the best picture possible. The TVs had identical program material sent to them. The colors on the Samsung were a bit brighter especially the blue. But, this does not mean better. The colors on the Panasonic were more natural and had better color definition. The most noticeable difference was the image depth. Background images on the Samsung were a little out of focus compared to the Panasonic. The Panasonic with it's sharper more detailed background had a superior depth of field.

I have no hesitation recommending this TV to anyone looking for a reasonably priced 42" TV with a very good picture quality and better than average sound. Considering that this is a plasma be sure that your room is not to bright or that you can control the amount of light entering your room. I really think that CNET should reconsider their rating on this TV.

I've taken time to carefully setup this TV and recommend the following settings for those who purchase this TV and would like to try these settings.

Picture Menu: Cinema, 99, 41, 54, 0, 31, Normal, off, off, off

P.S. I own a Samsung (PN50B650)50" plasma that I'm very pleased with. This Panasonic for it's price is a better value and just as pleasing to watch.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By brookhaven1999 on November 28, 2012
We purchased the Panasonic TC-P42X5 and love it!
I initially wanted a 1080p model with a 42 inch screen.
Unfortunately, Panasonic discontinued the 42 inch plasma sets with 1080p in 2012 and only produced them with 720p.
I read one review that stated that if you are watching a 42 inch screen from a distance of 8 ft. that the human eye
cannot distinguish between 720p and 1080p.
Based on our experience, I would agree with that. We are COMPLETELY satisfied with the picture we get with this TV.
We have it hooked up to a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Blu-ray player and love both the DVD quality as well as the ability to
stream Netflix through the Blu-ray player.

In addition, we are using a roof top antenna and not cable and still get excellent TV reception over the Panasonic plasma TV.
Here is a copy of the review I had written about the antenna and pre-amp we are using.

We live 60 miles east of NYC. Reception has been a problem using only an antenna.
I just installed a Winegard HD7698P HDTV High Band VHF-UHF Antenna with a Channel Master CM-7778 Titan Medium-Gain Mast Mounted Preamplifier.
Signal strength was 34% before installation of this Preamp and Antenna; it has now increased to 52%.
Stations that we receive come in sharper. However, I still cannot get CBS or NBC.

Update: Recently we purchased a Panasonic TC-P42X5 plasma TV to replace an old analog set that we had been using with a
digital converter box. Apparently the digital receiver in the new TV is much stronger than the digital converter box, because TV reception from our roof top Winegard HD7698P Antenna is much better now. Signal strength has increased from 52%
to 85% (and above) which has pulled in more channels including CBS, Fox, and Channel 9.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex on October 9, 2012
I bought this tv as an Early birthday present to myself. Instillation was easy, I hooked it up to my Sony Blu-Ray player, Directv HD reciever and the images are sharp, crisp and clear.Watching Sports on this tv is jaw-dropping. I have it on set to 'Cinema' mode it's the best viewing experience. I am AMAZED how fantastic it is for such a terrific price. This is my second Panasonic HDTV and will continue to buy ONLY panasonic tv's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By samuel baxter on February 6, 2014
Purchased this Panasonic BLUNDER back on the 4th of July of 2012...yep 2012.
Approximately 1 year and 6 months later the power supply starting acting weird, sometimes it would come on, sometimes not.
This is known issue with these sets.

So I contacted Panalackofservice, they said to unplug everything, including the HDMI cable and wait for 3-5 minutes and then plug it all back in directly into the wall and bypass the surge protector...VIOLA, it came back on !!!
It worked for a few days and then it started doing it again, sometimes the "unplugging" would work, sometimes I had to leave it unplugged for a DAY OR TWO.
Then finally that didn't work either.

Tv's should be like cars...when there is a known defect there oughta be a "recall" and MAKE these companies accountable.

Well, Panahootchiecoochie would do nothing except furnish me "contact info for a local service center at my own expense."

Long story short,with the multiple times that I had to remove the set from our stand, the odds finally caught up with me and I dropped it, on a carpeted floor from about a foot and a half and when I uprighted it, the screen had CRACKED !!!
What !?!?!!

Sooo much for Panawannabe's durability...

So when I re-contacted Panawannascrewyou's lackocustomerservice, they said "thanks for your input."

So if you want a disposable plasma tv...here's your review.

Anybody got a gun and wanna go play TARGET PRACTICE ???

Cheers.
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